“And the meek shall inherit the Friday Night in the Big Town…”
As someone who is currently without transportation, most of my Friday nights are spent sitting in the dark, listening to Décima Víctima bootlegs while snorting BC Back Powder, debating whether or not to call up my Mexican ex-girlfriend and tell her how much I miss her even though I know she’s probably out dancing at Groovies with men I could, in no possible way, compete with. So it’s pretty ironic I was asked to fill in for the retiring Adam Holt and his beloved Friday Night in the Big Town column until TLO is able to hire someone much thinner and cooler.
That being said, there’s still plenty going on throughout the city that, if I could, I would wholeheartedly support. For example, I’d really like to see the new film How to Be a Latin Lover this weekend, but am absolutely afraid of running into my Mexican ex-girlfriend and new boyfriend that I couldn’t possibly compete with at the theater, especially while sitting there all alone, my current movie-going partner a collectible plastic cup wherein I can get discounted refills. So I guess I’ll have to wait until the DVD.
Either way, here’s a few things that I would like to do this weekend and, who knows, might make it to one or two or all three of them depending on circumstances such as a crippling depression that is manifesting itself as physical pain as though I were a character in a David Cronenberg film. So this weekend, while you are out in the Vitamin D, enjoying all that this city has to offer, here’s a few fun events to add to the itinerary where we might see each other from across the room, give a furtive “Sup?” and move on about our business.
Here’s that Friday Night in the Big Town you kids love so much…
Mike Bone at the Festival of the Arts OKC